Futures

Why do Silver Futures Exist?

Alton Hill

The theory of economics offers many explanations on the existence of the organized futures markets which have been often questioned by traders. Early on, the initial school of thought postulated that the reason for existence of the futures markets was due to the ability to offer price insurance. This line of reasoning gave the view that the futures contracts were1 Read the full article >

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How to Make Money in Soybeans with the July/November Spread Trade

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Traders are always on the lookout for new ways to protect themselves against market volatility and uncertainty. In such circumstances, spread trading is a very common approach to trading that is widely employed in the futures markets. Spread trading, as the name implies is trading or speculating on the price difference in a futures' contract for two separate months. Most1 Read the full article >

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Why Does Oil Hover Around $50 Dollars?

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When it comes to the price levels for most of the financial markets, the round numbers play an important role, both from a technical analysis perspective and from a psychological level as well. A round number in the financial markets is defined as price levels that are ending in zero. These round numbers gain significance depending on where they occur1 Read the full article >

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Performance of China Steel and US Steel – Who is Winning the Battle

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Steel, is often said to be one of the metals or commodity that is essential to a country's economic growth. Considered to be the lifeblood of a healthy and a wealth creating manufacturing country, governments have always looked at the industry favorably. Over the past few decades, China’s super growth was fuelled by a boom in its steel industry which1 Read the full article >

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Top 3 Managed Futures Funds

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Managed futures hedge funds have existed since the start of the regulated futures markets in the U.S. and have offered an alternate option for investors who wanted a different kind of exposure and away from the usual assets. The most famous of all managed futures hedge funds was run by the famous Richard Donchian who started his publicly managed futures1 Read the full article >

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7 Things to Know Before You Start Trading Wheat Futures

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Wheat is a grain that that is cultivated and consumed worldwide, making it one of the staple foods in the world that spans across continents and generations. Wheat is a primary ingredient in bread and dough, making it one of the most widely consumed food across the globe. Grains trade, as wheat is commonly referred to have been of interest1 Read the full article >